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Digital Resource Foundation for the Orthotics and Prosthetics Community Mary Novotny, Program Director for the Foundation, is a rehabilitation nurse, educator and consultant. Mary survived cancer, which resulted in a hip disarticulation amputation in her teens. While completing her Master's degree in nursing she coordinated several amputee programs in Chicago, founded the Amputee Coalition of America and later developed the National Limb Loss Information Center. Mary's mission is focused on education and advocacy.

Digital Resource Foundation for the Orthotics and Prosthetics Community Paul Prusakowski, CPO, is an orthotist and prosthetist who maintains an active clinical practice and is an avid participant in many professional organizations. Paul is the founder and moderator of OANDP-L, the e-mail list server that connects over 3000 professionals worldwide. He is also President and founder of O&P Digital Technologies (OPDT), the leader in Internet technology development in this field since 1995. OPDT has created many of the industry's top web sites, and maintains the leading O&P information portal, Paul's inside understanding of how the orthotics and prosthetics community can benefit from technology helps to guide the Foundation's projects and ensure that they are both successful and highly relevant.

Digital Resource Foundation for the Orthotics and Prosthetics Community W. Brent Wright, CP, BOCO, practices at Eastpoint Prosthetics and Orthotics in Raleigh, NC. He has been in the field since he started as a technician at age 16 and has seen first hand how additive technology is evolving and impacts patients not only in the US but also in the developing world. While consistently using FDM, Brent is pioneering techniques to effectively use additive technology such as MultiJet Fusion and Selective Laser Sintering to create dynamic prostheses that are light as well as flexible. He is excited that prosthetists have a chance to be a part of the industrial revolution where mass customization and patient outcomes collide. Brent is the Clinical Director of LifeNabled, a non-profit that specializes in manufacturing all new low-cost and high quality prostheses. LifeNabled has developed a scanning app for the iPad and iPhone called Digiscan3D and also has developed a suitcase 3D printer that can be deployed anywhere in the world. He sees a world where all amputees have access to prostheses because of scanning and 3D printing.

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